Friday, June 25, 2010

Voodoo from the Sea!

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are ones that I could watch over and over again and never tire of them! With all the great characters to choose from, Tia Dalma is my absolute favorite. She is so mysterious, exotic, and CREEPY! And creepy is good in my book. ;)

It is nearly impossible to find a pre-made Tia Dalma gown so we are going to have to take matters into our own hands with a little creativity! We’ll start with a petticoat made by LitttleBits and this fabulous corset from KathleenCrowley. A brown crocheted shawl from elde will keep our shoulders warm.

The petticoat and shawl are going to need some help to work for us. Tia Dalma’s tattered garb looks as if it were never new! So here are some tutorials on how to distress clothing:
Throw some touches of the sea in with this beaded shell belt by fancyfulnotions, sea urchin spine earrings from feralwares, and a unique necklace designed by CloVeN.

What would our witchy woman be without her voodoo token? This real crow claw necklace from mrd74 is a must-have to pull off the look! Add a long strand of wooden beads by navana to finish off the accessories.

That will do us for clothing and jewelry but we’re still missing two very important things! First is a trusty black eyeliner pencil to make the dots and smudge on your lips. The other is some dreadlocks. If you don’t have your own, SchwarzEngelblut can help you out!

So maybe we couldn’t be a stunt double but people should recognize who we’re supposed to be without much thought!


  1. This is an amazing collection - so wonderfully put together! I love the 'Pirates' trilogy! Thank you so much for including my necklace ;)

  2. That necklace is cool! That's a real crow claw? Where did you ... never mind I don't want to know lol.

  3. I love this concept! It is something not often thought of. The way in which you put everything together works so well! Thanks for including me.

  4. Amazing choices! They are all so perfect for that look.

  5. thanks for including me, too :) i put a link to your blog in my etsy store. what a great concept! i want all of the items in this post hehe :)